Choosing Your Next Motorcycle

Choosing Your Next Motorcycle

Be honest, is there anything better than finally deciding that it’s time to go out and get yourself a new motorcycle? Few occasions can replicate that feeling of walking through the aisles of a dealership, waiting to see that perfect bike appear before your eyes.

Or maybe you’re scrolling through motorcycle listings online, narrowing down your criteria and having thousands of potential new rides appear before your eyes. Browsing through the numerous listings, all of which have the potential to be your next ride is a surefire way to get your daily dose of dopamine.

Searching for your next ride can be a great experience if you go about it with a solid plan in mind. Whether you’re buying your second or 22nd motorcycle, there are always going to be some nuances to consider. As we all know, any large purchase has the potential to quickly become overwhelming.

Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to help lighten the load. One of the best ways to make the motorcycle buying experience unfold a little better is to think hard and determine what exactly you want in your next motorcycle. Read on for some tips on choosing your next motorcycle!

Find A Reputable Seller

These days, your options are wide open when it comes to finding a legitimate seller. There are, of course, the traditional vendors like brick and mortar motorcycle dealerships. You can also go the digital route and use online motorcycle marketplaces like us!

Perhaps it has been a minute since you last shopped for a motorcycle. If you are on the market for the first time in a while, you may be taken aback by the availability of online marketplaces dedicated to motorcycles. If you have any skepticism or questions about purchasing a motorcycle online, feel free to reach out and we will be happy to walk you through the process.  

Searching for a motorcycle online can lead you to a motorcycle located quite some distance away from you. This is fine! Just be sure to do your research if you are going to be buying out of state. This is not a bad way to go about getting your new bike, but you may have to take a few extra steps to ensure the transaction is legitimate.

Think About What Kind Of Riding You Want To Do

Change, as they say, is inevitable. As you progress through your motorcycle riding experience, occasionally the type of riding you are drawn to changes. When this occurs, the next logical step is to get a new ride that can better accommodate your new style of motorcycle riding.

For example, if you have spent your entire motorcycle riding years with a street bike, but now you’re starting to think about doing some long distance travel. In this case, you’re going to be looking at touring models. This applies to whichever kind of motorcycle you are looking to switch over to.

Trading in one type of motorcycle for a different type will probably require much more research and looking around than if you were simply getting another model of the same type of bike.

When you’re shopping for a new motorcycle style, be sure to read the reviews for the different kind of motorcycles that are out there. Motorcycle forums and Facebook groups can be an excellent way to chat with riders who are eager to share their opinions on different types of motorcycles. The best part of the internet is the access it gives riders to connect and share their experiences and opinions with each other.   

Consider The Power

Your first motorcycle is always going to be special to you, but it might not always be the best fit for your next level of riding. If this next motorcycle is going to be your second, chances are you are going to be interested in upping the horsepower from your first model.

When riders are purchasing their first bike, they often use power and price as the two focal points in determining which bike to start out on. This strategy is great and can be an excellent way to get you on a motorcycle that you can learn on. However, as your skills and experiences climb, so may your need for a more powerful bike.

If you’re looking to increase your horsepower, you should be sure to consider test riding before going through with your purchase. A beginner bike without a lot of power rides very different from a larger, more powerful engine. Be sure that you can safely handle the speed and maneuverability of the motorcycle that you’re looking to buy.

Determine Your Budget

In an ideal world, this wouldn’t be a major issue. Unfortunately, we live in the real world and must account for how much we are willing and able to spend when we search for our next motorcycle to purchase.  

Selling your current motorcycle before you buy the second one is the obvious way to generate the cash needed to buy your second bike. If you go this route, you may have to wait a little longer to actually get your new motorcycle. It just depends on how fast your first bike sells.

If you’re not selling your former motorcycles, keep your budget in mind when shopping for your new addition.

Getting Your Next Ride

Choosing your next motorcycle can be a lot to undertake, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be fun! With the numerous factors to consider, be sure to take your time in purchasing your new favorite toy.

If you are looking to sell your current motorcycle, check out our listing options. If you’re ready to start looking for your next ride, be sure to check out our current listings! Feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions about buying or selling a motorcycle on our website.

Have you recently purchased a new motorcycle? What advice would you give to others who are in the process of choosing their next motorcycle? Let us know below!

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